Dow Sustainability Fellows Program
Established through a six-year expendable gift from the Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Michigan who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.
The diverse array of fellows brings together many relevant interests related to water, energy, health, consumption, green chemistry, transportation, built environment, climate change, biodiversity, human behavior, environmental law, and public policy, among others. The program comprises masters/professional degree, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellows, who engage with one another within and across cohorts, thrive on collaboration, learn to employ interdisciplinary thinking, experience diverse stakeholder perspectives, and implement projects with significant potential for impact on local-to-global scales.
Please visit the Resources section (see links to the right) for program details—including funding levels and application requirements. Key dates are also noted below.
- MASTERS & PROFESSIONAL DEGREE FELLOWSHIPS: Nominations were due from Schools/Colleges by Nov. 1, 2012, after which full applications from nominees were due by Nov. 18, 2012.
- DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Complete applications and letters of support were due by Feb. 15, 2013.
- POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Applications are being solicited from prospective candidates throughout the world; applications were due by Dec. 15, 2012. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DOW DISTINGUISHED AWARDS: Letters of Intent are due by May 1, 2013 (with full proposals due by Sept. 13, 2013).